I just got my hands on an old SGI Indigo2 and I would like to install Linux
on it (preferably Debian). I've searched a few places and I get contradicting
signals on whether this might work or not. The machine is an Indigo2 (IP28)
I've tried booting over the net using bootp and tftp following the
the debian-howto.. The machine gets an IP and immediately writes "execute
format error" (using the r4k-ip22/tftpboot.img image). I'm guessing that
this is and 32/64 bit problem, but I really haven't got a clue. I found
an other image looking like it might be a 64 bit image (from Kumba, the
Gentoo guy), it downloads and then freezes the machine.
Can anybody give me some hints here: what I'm I suppose to do? Will this
ever work? I don't really care about installation method (network, cd, etc).
There was some talk in Febuary on a guy got Linux up and running on an Origin
200 - and some bootable cd's. That sounded prety interesting =]
Btw: I also got my hands on an Octane (IP30) with an R10000 (195 Mhz) -
I haven't tried to install on this one, but that might be interesting too..
Regards Martin Leopold.
Dept. of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen